Design Resume

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Not "Raising The Bar"

So I was totally going to design this card to follow this week's RTB challenge which says NO stamps (except sentiment). Again I was following the sketch of this cute card by Sparkle and things were going good, but then I decided that the background was too plain.
My brain must've been on auto-pilot since I reach for a stamp and stamped the flourishes on the bamboo cardstock. *head slap* Duh! NO stamps Jenn! Well, once I did that oopsy I decided to just finish it with more stamps. For the "real" RTB challenge card, look at yesterday's post.
I'm leaving today for Tresa Black's Creative University retreat! I decided to go this year (after some gentle nudging from Nona) and have some crafty fun while meeting some great ladies. CU is at a camp on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, ID. From what I've seen from years past and sneak peeks for this year, it promises to be an absolutely fabulous weekend!
Stamps: CTMH D1418 and Fringed Phrases
Paper: CTMH cs and Bella L2pp
Other: CTMH inks, marker and paper piercer, Coluzzle, Nestie


itsabrt said...

This is a brilliant take on that stamp set! Beth

Stamp and Smile said...

Fantastic card and so glad your brain was on "auto-pilot"... with the swirls! Hope you didn't "head slap" to hard... because you have one AMAZING card here! Great color mix... enjoy your CU retreat!!!